American center back Walker Zimmerman is reportedly hedging on signing a new deal with LAFC, and is entertaining interest from some of the bigger leagues in Europe.
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MLSSoccer.com’s Sam Stejskal says that Zimmerman has at least one formal offer from Europe, and is eligible to sign a pre-contract as his contract is up after this season.
The 25-year-old has three USMNT caps and a goal, and has “interest from clubs in France’s Ligue 1, the German Bundesliga and the English Premier League and Championship.”
Zimmerman leads LAFC in interceptions, clearances, and blocks per game. Those are all Top Ten statistics in the league as well.
The top of the U.S. defender pool is full of players who were either raised in Europe or left for top leagues after starring at the MLS level. Tim Ream, Matt Miazga, Geoff Cameron, and DeAndre Yedlin are four prime examples.